David Bowie Meets Queen! The Brilliant Wine-Fuelled Madness Of “Under Pressure!”

Listening to some classic music today – I wish I had been at THIS recording session!

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The True Story About A Brilliant Musical Mashup! David Bowie Sings With Freddie Mercury!

In looking back at David Bowie’s incredible career, there is one very unique song he wrote – or co-wrote that is! It’s one of music’s best-loved songs: Queen teaming up with David Bowie for the classic “Under Pressure!”

Freddie Mercury performing

It’s a song that was fueled by lots of wine and other substances – well, according to folklore…so just how did David Bowie end up recording with Queen?

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It All Began In Switzerland….

Doesn’t everything? Well, in this case, Queen had been working on the song – at the time called “Feel Like”, at a recording studio in Montreux, Switzerland. David Bowie was a friend and came by to sing backing vocals on another Queen song, “Cool Cat”…

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They started jamming together on “Feel Like”, and they ended up with “Under Pressure!” Queen Guitarist Brian May told Mojo…

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3 replies

  1. I have heard this song probably 300 times and I never tire of it. I vagually remember the backstory, John, but it was fun to remember it in full.

  2. That was a classic collaboration indeed, John.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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